Independent Prescribing Course

Bangor University

Non-Medical Prescribing course prepares you to prescribe medicines from the British National Formulary (BNF) in your area of competence, assisting you in extending your practice. You’ll learn to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively, as both an independent and supplementary prescriber.

Course length

6 Months

Course accredited


Accredited till

May 2023



Who should attend?

You’ll already be a registered nurse, midwife, pharmacist, physiotherapist, paramedic, chiropodist, podiatrist, dietician, diagnostic or therapeutic radiographer, and this course may interest you because there is a recognised need for you to prescribe within your clinical practice.

Entry requirements

  • Registered for 24 months with the GPhC (pharmacists). Additionally, pharmacist applicants must have at least 24 months experience in the specialist role in which they will prescribe and must take this module at level 7.
  • Registered for 12 months with the NMC (nurses/midwives).
  • Registered with the HCPC (allied health professionals – with appropriate experience; paramedics must be working in an advanced practice, non-ambulance setting and must take this module at level 7.

Buckinghamshire New University
Independent Prescribing Course
Address: High Wycombe Campus Queen Alexandra Road High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP11 2JZ
Tel: 01494 522 141

Non-Medical Prescribing

You will become a safe and confident independent prescriber after completing this course.

After completing this course, you will be able to exhibit proficiency in monitoring, documenting, and responding to medications, as well as alter or refer patients as necessary, based on a thorough grasp of how medicines operate. Numeracy skills important to prescription practise will be addressed as well.

You will also be taught to think about safe, cost-effective, and appropriate prescription while keeping ethical impacts at the individual, local, and national levels in mind.

At BNU, you will be taught by experts with a lot of expertise to share with you.
Our Non-medical Prescribing teaching team is made up of six lecturers, all of whom are qualified as Independent and Supplementary Prescribers, three nurses, and three pharmacists with extensive clinical experience.
Each student on the course is assigned a personal tutor from the team to guarantee academic assistance and to connect you with the practise environment.

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